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Covid-19 Lock Down
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Transnet Port Terminals advise that there is an amendment of regulation 11B of the regulations, please see above (TPT Further Developments)
The Department of Transport has published another gazette dealing with the lock-down – this is attached plus a short guideline document to the content of the Gazette.
It is important to note that there has been NO determination by the Minister to lift restrictions on non-essential freight.
27 March 2020
Day one of the national lock down, it does feel like a day before a national holiday, I am sure on Monday everyone should be back in the work mode, that means that we will be in day four of the lock down.
Importers, it is important to note that you should not stop planning your imports and placing your orders.
Even if we are operating under this ‘new normal’ we still need to keep the economy and supply chain moving in the right direction. Taking a wait and see attitude will result in delays and the possibility that you cant get your goods to where they need to be.
Having said that, I hope that you and your family will stay safe, follow the 5 rules published by the WHO.
26 March 2020
The Minister of Trade and Industry announced that all businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTiC) in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown in terms of the regulations published today by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Regulation Gazette No. 11062
Such businesses are required to apply to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) Bizportal website at www.bizportal.gov.za and obtain a certificate from the Commission that allows them to continue trading. The Bizportal website will contain a menu icon listed as “Essential Service Businesses” through which an application can be made to the CIPC.
Although this does not refer to transport per sae – it would be prudent to register to ensure that there are no complications or disruptions to operations.
Source: Road Freight Association
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